Hey guys, I'm kind of new here and must say it's a great site for iPod app news, really helped me chosing games and stuff. Just a bit of background about me, I'm 18 and live in England, on my last year of A-levels and next year going to go to university to study game design. I got an iPod Touch 32GB for christmas and I love it to bits, and I saw there were quite a lot of developers on this forum and thought it would be cool if I could be one of them . I don't have any prior experience when it comes to coding or game design, so this would be totally new and I'd have to start from the very basics. I know that the language used is Objective-C, and luckily my mum has a spare Mac which I can install the iPhone SDK on. Now, where would you recommend me starting? Obviously books would be a good start, which ones would you recommend? What about online tutorials, it would be cool if I could just start with the very basic "Hello World" style apps and progress up, how would I get any apps I make onto my iPod, etc? I remember creating a simple shooter game in a free game maker program (I think it was called Game Maker ), and it would be great if I could eventually make a very simple vertical shooter like that, how long would it take to get to that level? Thanks for any help! EDIT: Ah sorry guys, I just found this thread which is pretty much the same as mine, I guess you get a lot of threads like this.